NASCAR announced earlier this month a ban of the Confederate flag at all events. Some fans expressed their displeasure about this announcement while others took their complaints to the skies.
Several reporters noticed a plane flying above Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday that was pulling a Confederate flag and the message: “Defund NASCAR.”
Not only that, AL.com’s Joseph Goodman posted a photo of a group of NASCAR fans displaying the Confederate flag.
“The presence of the confederate flag at NASCAR events runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry,” NASCAR said in a statement announcing the flag ban. “Bringing people together around a love for racing and the community that it creates is what makes our fans and sport special. The display of the confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties.”
This decision to make the change followed driver Bubba Wallace appearing on CNN where he asked for the removal of the Confederate flag from events in order to help all fans feel more comfortable while attending races.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.